NYC cop buys shoes for homeless man in viral photo
The caption explained that the photographer, also a cop, overheard the officer telling the man they were for him and helped put them on
By PoliceOne Staff
NEW YORK — A New York police officer has become an internet sensation with a photo of him giving boots to a homeless man going viral.
The picture, taken by a tourist in Times Square, shows officer Lawrence Deprimo, 25, crouched beside a barefoot homeless man and a pair of boots.
The picture, originally posted onto NYPD’s Facebook page, had a caption explaining that the photographer, also a cop, overheard the officer telling the man they were size 12, all season boots, and then he proceeded to help the man put them on.
“You could see the blisters on the man’s feet,” said Deprimo, according to MSN.
When PoliceOne posted on its own Facebook page, it quickly attracted more than 180,000 likes and 14,000 shares.
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